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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.

Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.

Keep in mind that scammers DO NOT use their real names when defrauding people.
The criminals either abuse names of real people or companies or invent names or addresses.
Any real people or companies mentioned below have NO CONNECTION to the scammers!

Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.

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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:

Fraud email example:

From: "Sun Rise Funding Ltd UK" (may be fake)
Reply-To: <>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2019 02:05:18 -0700
Subject: APPLY FOR A LOAN !!!


To God Be The Glory, ( almjd lilaha )

We are private lenders based in UK. Do you need a loan (credit) as soon as possible. Are you in search of money to solve your personal needs or finance your business venture,
then get Your desired loan today! Consult us at Sunrise Funding Ltd.

* We offer personal loan & huge capital loan at 2% interest rate to the general public both locally and internationally.
* Credit amount range from $5,000.00 -- $100,000.00 and above.
* Special $10,000,000.00 Loan offer for huge project also available.
* Loan period of 6 months ---- 10 years
* Loan is granted 24 hours after approval and accredited, directly in hand or bank account.

To apply please fill the below details regarding your request.

FULL NAMES: __________
SEX: _________________
ADDRESS: _____________
AGE: _________________
COUNTRY: _____________
OCCUPATION: __________
Contact E-mail Address:_______

Please note that you are advised to contact us with the details below after filling out the form via the following e-mail address below;

FIRM : Sun Rise Funding Ltd UK

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